Did you know Philadelphia IS America’s Garden Capital and we’re a part of it all! With more than 30 public gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes all located within 30 miles, the Greater Philadelphia region has more gardens in close proximity than anywhere else on the continent! See all of the gardens that make this distinction possible here!
Our garden, of course, entails both the historic landscape and the rose garden, the oldest in America still in original plan. With the growing season over and next season’s planning underway, I reflect on the events of the 2014 season with feelings of joy and accomplishment. We have new labels and signage on all of our plants and new garden beds thanks to the Longwood Graduate Program, a change in the rose bed presentation evidenced by a difference in pruning methods and plant spacing, new programs underway, and the start of a new nursery and creation of a new propagation program for new rose plants thanks to Morris Arboretum.
As the winter turns our attentions inward and our efforts indoors, I am excited to continue planning out an exciting 2015 horticultural season. I continue to plug away at creating the database of our living collections in the hopes that we can make the records of our plant collections public sometime during the 2015 season! 2015 festival planning is underway, and lots of fun things are in store for new year!
So, as we come to a close for 2014, I encourage you to plan to visit all of Philadelphia’a gardens in 2015, and especially come by and see us here at Wyck to witness the debut of our new garden beds!
Wishing you and yours a safe, warm, festive, and joyful holiday season!